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About Western Sydney University
Western Sydney University is a modern, forward-thinking, research-led university, located in the heart of Australia’s fastest-growing, economically significant region. The University has 12 campuses, more than 200,000 alumni, almost 50,000 students and approximately 3,500 staff.
Our Schools teach an array of programs and degrees carefully structured to meet the demands of future industry and society and the University is ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide, with over 85 per cent of its assessed research rated at ‘World Standard’ or above. In 2022 and 2023, the University was placed 1st worldwide and in Australia for its commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals in the Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings.
Our Strategic Plan stipulates that, starting in Western Sydney, our students will succeed, our research will have impact and our communities will thrive through our commitment to excellence, sustainability, equity, transformation and connectedness.
The mission is driven by four strong values:
Opportunity to be part of a sector leading program
Western Sydney University has established a sector-leading program to strengthen career pathways for casual academic staff by creating the equivalent of 150 full time positions by 1 March 2025. The WSU decasualisation program will play a significant role in reducing the level of insecure work in the Australian higher education sector.
With this in mind, the University is looking to recruit candidates it can invest in and develop over the long term, including training over the confirmation period to support candidates to retain stable, ongoing employment. On that basis, the University is looking for candidates who have full time working rights until at least 1 March 2025, in place at the time of application.
Successful candidates will undertake teaching, while also having the opportunity to develop a research portfolio and contribute to the University through governance activities at the School and/or University level. 
Successful candidates will be subject to a two-year confirmation period and must provide evidence at the time of application that they:
School of Science
The School of Science is a large and interdisciplinary school with learning, teaching and research excellence encompassing a wide range of biological, chemical, environmental, food, forensic, medical, nutritional and physical sciences, including agriculture and astrophysics. The School is educating tomorrow’s graduates in an environment that is contemporary, challenging, and adaptive to a rapidly evolving world. It offers a range of bachelor, masters and doctoral degrees using the excellent teaching, laboratory and fieldwork facilities at the Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Parramatta and Penrith campuses, as well as online activities. The School’s research-led teaching is supported by state-of-the-art educational technologies.
The School provides all undergraduate and postgraduate students with cutting-edge, integrated learning and research experiences. This approach is underpinned by a firm commitment to work integrated learning with business, industry, government and the wider community.
The School’s bachelor degrees include a wide range of majors, minors, interdisciplinary offerings and elective subjects, with access through pathways programs, and opportunities for further study in Master of Research, PhD and coursework masters degrees. Work-integrated learning prepares graduates to flourish and succeed in society and the rapidly evolving world of work, both in Australia and internationally.
With a large and growing body of graduates, the School aims to continue building its partnerships in Western Sydney, engaging with schools and other educational providers, industries, community organisations, and Local, State and Commonwealth Government partners. Through its educational, research and engagement activities the School supports the University’s role as an advocate and champion for Greater Western Sydney and its people.
The Role
The Associate Lecturer (Geospatial Science and Technology) will be involved in a range of academic activities including the development, design and delivery of teaching in areas relevant to agricultural technologies, agrifood, environmental assessment and monitoring, and management of terrestrial and aquatic environments.
A substantial part of the role involves teaching, including the development, design and delivery of innovative and engaging teaching materials. You will also be allocated time to develop your research portfolio and have the opportunity to be mentored in your research by Senior academic staff within the University. In addition, you will be expected to participate in administrative and governance related activities.
To be successful in the role, you will need to demonstrate excellence in teaching and a high level of energy and commitment to further developing a research profile that is fresh and relevant to the particular discipline. 
This is a full-time, ongoing appointment commencing in 2024.
Remuneration Package: Academic Level A $103,304 to $124,808 per annum (comprising Salary of $87,293 to $105,464 per annum, plus Superannuation and Leave Loading, plus 3.35% increase due October 2023).
Position Enquiries: Please contact the Recruitment Team via
Closing Date: 8:30 pm, Wednesday 4 October 2023.
Working Rights in Australia – Eligibility: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Please note:
Information on the Academic Decasualisation program and preparing for interviews is available via the following link: Academic Decasualisation Program
How to Apply
Please use the following link to be directed to Western Sydney University’s website, to submit your application:
In addition to your resume and cover letter, you are required to address the selection criteria in your application.
Only those applications submitted via the WSU online recruitment system will be accepted.
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